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Italy, Rome, ca. 1520
MS M.1023. Fol. 025r

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Christ: Circumcision -- Two women, veiled, one raising right hand and holding candle with left hand (possibly Prophetess Anna), stand behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, extending right hand to nude Christ Child, nimbed, seated on draped altar (?). Simeon, wearing miter, holds knife in left hand and extends right hand to Christ Child. Joseph the Carpenter, raising right hand, holding candle with left hand stands to right of the altar with another man, wearing hat.
Scene in front of niche and flanked by open portals.

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